Author Topic: For dry taper-considering getting a more precise scale--any advice?  (Read 632 times)

[Buddie]

Hi all,
I'm tapering off of Lorazepam (I'm on approx. .9mg dosage, down from 1.50mg dosage--I need to update my profile).  I'm doing a dry cut and hold taper, cutting 5% of previous dose every 2 weeks.  I have a Gem20 scale that doesn't seem to be sensitive enough as I make smaller cuts.  Weighing the entire dose for the day instead of just the dose I'm cutting helps a little (I take it in 4 doses/day), but I'm afraid as I get lower it won't be as accurate.  It's already bouncing around a lot.  I'm hesitant to switch to liquid as I'm usually pretty sensitive to meds.  I'm considering spending about $100 on what seems to be a more precise scale. 
Any advice on a getting a more precise scale, or suggestions on continuing the dry cutting and making sure it's accurate?
Thanks in advance,
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[Buddie]

Re: For dry taper-considering getting a more precise scale--any advice?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2023, 12:52:07 am »
Hi [...]-

You may find some helpful ideas on this page, Benzo Dry Taper Math?  https://benzodrytapermath.com.  It was put together by one of our members Bob7.  He talks about using a "filler" when weighing the lower doses - this might be an idea worth considering for you.

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[Buddie]

Re: For dry taper-considering getting a more precise scale--any advice?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2023, 08:58:29 pm »
[...]--thanks.  I'll check it out.
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[Buddie]

Re: For dry taper-considering getting a more precise scale--any advice?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2023, 03:51:07 pm »
If you really want a more precise and reliable scale, you're looking at spending over $1000, which, if it helps that much, it might be worth it, as it was in my case.
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[Buddie]

Re: For dry taper-considering getting a more precise scale--any advice?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2023, 04:08:04 pm »
Hi HFH

Iím looking for a better scale myself!

Which one did you get and how did you decide?

Thanks
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[Buddie]

Re: For dry taper-considering getting a more precise scale--any advice?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2023, 07:19:48 pm »
H4H,
I'm curious as to what you purchased, too.   It may be worth it for me as well.
Thanks,
BW
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[Buddie]

Re: For dry taper-considering getting a more precise scale--any advice?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2023, 08:10:48 pm »
I hope [...] will correct me if Iím wrong, but according to his signature, he is using this scale:

Sartorius BCE64-1S
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[Buddie]

Re: For dry taper-considering getting a more precise scale--any advice?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2023, 08:46:21 pm »
Thanks, [...].
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[Buddie]

Re: For dry taper-considering getting a more precise scale--any advice?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2023, 04:33:54 pm »
I hope [...] will correct me if Iím wrong, but according to his signature, he is using this scale:

Sartorius BCE64-1S

That is correct, [...]. Thanks for helping out. I'm sorry I missed these replies. If you want to PM me, I'll be happy to provide more about where I got it.
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